Category Archives: Community

Goodbye MediaWiki, hello new website!

Above: the old BOSC page. Below: the new one. If you’ve been around the OBF and BOSC community, you’re probably familiar with our slightly rusty old site, which ran on MediaWiki, the same open source software that runs Wikipedia. While … Continue reading

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A week of open source adventures in San Diego

This is a guest blog post from Lindsay Rutter, who was supported by the ongoing Open Bioinformatics Foundation travel fellowship program to attend a National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) hackathon and the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG). The … Continue reading

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Google Summer of Code 2018 wrap-up

We have recently applied to Google for the OBF to be part of the Google Summer of Code 2019 programme, again with Kai Blin and Michael Crusoe as joint administrators. Last year, OBF GSoC 2018, was another good year with … Continue reading

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Travel award recipients for December 2018

We had a great round of OBF travel fellowship candidates in our last round of applications, and after review we extended offers to three deserving applicants: Malvika Sharan, Lindsay Rutter, and Sarker Kamruzzaman. They’ve all accepted the award, and we’re … Continue reading

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Meet our new Travel Fellowship Review Chair: Farah Zaib Khan

The next round of our OBF Travel Fellowships just ended on the 15th of December! This round we have introduced a Review Chair coming from the midst of our community that will help us in reviewing the applications. The role … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.73 released

Dear Biopythoneers, Biopython 1.73 has been released and is available from our website and PyPI. This release of Biopython supports Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6. It has also been tested on PyPy2.7 v6.0.0 and PyPy3.5 v6.0.0. As in recent … Continue reading

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Updates are coming!

About a year ago, the OBF shared plans to get more involved with the open science community, and followed up by recruiting two board members for this purpose. Since then, we’ve tried to keep up momentum and community engagement – … Continue reading

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The color of bioinformatics: what is it and how can it be modified?

This is a guest blog post from Tendai Mutangadura, who was supported by the ongoing Open Bioinformatics Foundation travel fellowship program to attend the GCCBOSC 2018 meeting in Portland, June 2018. The OBF’s Travel Fellowship program continues to help open source bioinformatics software … Continue reading

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City of roses they call it – Portland Oregon (USA)

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How should I start describing the fruitful experience in this amazing city… First time ever in Portland, second time attending BOSC… I knew I was signing up for a great time but did not know much about the uncanny beauty … Continue reading

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